NRS Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student
Research Grant Program

The Natural Reserve System provides grants to support graduate students at all UC campuses except UCSF for their independent and field science studies at NRS reserves. These grants not only encourage students to conduct research, but also provide experience in applying for grants, meeting deadlines, and managing a budget. Awardees are expected to produce a paper or report, or present their findings in a suitable forum. Additional Mathias Grant information.
Download a PDF of the grant award flyer.

Mathias Symposium
Recipients of Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants are invited to present their findings at the Mathias Symposium. The weekend-long event is held every other year at one of the NRS's reserves at Bodega Marine Reserve for the award recipients.

The symposium is supported by the Kenneth S. Norris Endowment Fund for the California Environment, which was provided to the NRS by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Bodega Marine Reserve/Photo credit Lobsang Wangdu  

Mathias Research Projects
  By Site   •   By Date  

Angelo Coast Range Reserve
Año Nuevo Island Reserve
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Box Springs Reserve
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Chickering American River Reserve
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
Elliott Chaparral Reserve
Emerson Oaks Reserve
Fort Ord Natural Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve
Jepson Prairie Reserve
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Motte Rimrock Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Sagehen Creek Field Station
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
SNRS - Yosemite Field Station
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
White Mountain Research Center
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve- SNARL
Valentine Camp
Younger Lagoon Reserve



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